Reviews for Astronoir
Russell Figgins chapter 1 . 1/9/2010
a classic conspet of future life originally tweaked. nice job.
Elber of Torou chapter 3 . 11/9/2009
I love your style. It definitely seems like a cross between Buck Rogers and Maltese Falcon. Starr is a neat character, full of spunk. I never would've guessed that Jeeps was behind the whole Bloodbeast thing. I hope you write more chapters on this.

One thing, though: you've got a number of typos in your work-not something that would be marked as spelled wrong, like 'on' instead of 'in', or 'be' instead of 'we'. Nothing big, but it does end up detracting, halting the suspension of belief, or whatever it is. Just make sure to check that sort of thing, and it will lift the quality of your work.

Otherwise, loving it!
Jave Harron chapter 3 . 10/27/2009
Fun chapter here. You've listed the story as 'complete,' but I'm hoping there's still more Astronoir to go!
Jave Harron chapter 2 . 10/24/2009
This chapter I had hoped would be longer. It had an awesome concept: Metropolis IN SPACE with revolting robots fighting an army of mercenaries in an asteroid mine. However, it just seemed too short compared to some other stories. I hope we run into Motherboard Jones again some time. Plenty of robots to liberate! I did like the 'atommy guns'.
Jave Harron chapter 1 . 10/24/2009
Pretty cool way to start off the series. While there's definitely a pulp vibe, you're not using a lot of your standard tropes. No irritating 12 year old sidekick is definitely an improvement. Plenty of campy scifi and semi-comical weapon names.
DeepSeaDragon chapter 1 . 10/23/2009
A good beginning for a new story. I like this one a lot. We've got more smart-dressed gorillas, brains in jars, crazy aliens, and some very retro-style sci-fi antics (love the Buck Rogers-style ray guns and the "finned" space helmets... sounds hysterical).
pinoy1 chapter 2 . 10/17/2009
Hey there! It's me Bien from the Philippines!

Congratulations again Michael on another great story.

You are really a prolific writer, churning fiction for all of us to read.

This story is a very "new" concept for you.

It's quite different from your usual comfort zone of 1930s style pulp fiction.

I like how you stay faithful to the genre...

It is nice that the works of Robert Howard and Lovecraft are still made relevant in our post-modern society that seems to just recycle old ideas. Don't you agree?

My only concern is your use of overly repetitive themes;

it is very seldom and rare that you decide to venture from your literary comfort zone.

One thing I cant seem to understand in your stories

are the presence of a strong masculine lead and his partnership with a 10-12 year old boy?

Why is this such a recurring feature for your stories?

You actually have four different stories with the same premise.

Why is this so?

One of these days, you should really experimenting more...

Just for a change, why not try writing

a story from a different perspective?

I don't know, perhaps try experimenting more on the lines of your Slick McCool series.

One question though before I leave, for you as a writer, what's been the hardest series for you to write?

I mean, both for ideological as well as creative reasons?

Do you think you will ever work on a "cooperative" story with Jave Harron?

Perhaps, my long-requested cross-over?


Any way, just a suggestion.

Happy writing my friend.